Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Latest Work

Will 2020 Be Another Victory Year for Trump and Brexit?

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson claim victories in early 2020, but Brexit and impeachment may come back to haunt them and the far right later in the year.

From the UN, New Ammo for Egalitarians

The United Nations might be fading, but this new report deserves a bright spotlight.

NFL Owners Want Politics out of Their Sport — Unless It Comes From Them

The NFL strives to keep politics out of football ahead of the Super Bowl, except for when it comes from billionaire owners.

Iowa’s ‘First in the Nation’ Contest Is Also One of the Most Inequitable

Voting must be accessible for all citizens, regardless of their income, language spoken, skin color, or whether they served time in prison.

America’s Coronavirus: Containing the Outbreak of Trumpism

The banality of President Trump’s evil has infected huge swaths of the electorate as well as the federal government. Can it be treated?

How Cruelty at the Mexican Border Became an American Export

The southward expansion of US border enforcement has been happening for years. Now we’re exporting Trump-era cruelty too.

Luanda Leaks and the Global Wealth Defense Industry

Why we should focus on the enablers exposed in the Angola scandal: Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey, and PwC.

Trump’s EPA Is a Huge Cancer Risk

Industry-friendly regulators are letting chemical companies flood the country with toxins. It should be a scandal.

Dear Billionaires: Pitchforks or Fair Tax System?

Taxes are the best and only appropriate way to ensure adequate investment in the things our societies need.

The Evolution of ‘Davos Man’ into Trump Fan

With everything from tax cuts to deregulation, the president has made himself indispensable to the world’s mega rich.